OIT Training Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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Accessibility: Creating Accessible Course Documents (PC and Mac combined)

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents can improve accessibility and benefit all course participants, including the instructor. This workshop is designed for Mac or Windows users of MS Office 2016, and will introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template. NOTE: If the time of the workshop does not fit your schedule, please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to schedule a consultation.
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Accessibility: One Shot Video and Captioning Basics

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One-Shot video is a simple way to produce a five minute (or shorter) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, etc.) or an iPad device from OIT. You can also use Canvas or Zoom. In this workshop you will create a video, upload it to YouTube, and use the YouTube captioning tool to create closed captions. You’ll leave with an accessible instructional video that you can use immediately for your course.
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Canvas Analytics for Student Success

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NEW WORKSHOP: Analytics can improve student success by providing insight into student learning behaviors. Faculty will learn how to assess the effectiveness of their online teaching methods, identify areas that need improvement, and identify at-risk students.
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Canvas Assignments/Assessments/Grades

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NEW WORKSHOP: This workshop will focus on the Canvas assessment tools (Assignments and Quizzes) faculty can use to track and/or improve student learning. Instructors will also learn the relationship between Canvas assessments and the grade book. We'll go beyond the nuts and bolts of assessment creation and management by learning about many best practices and helpful hints that can contribute toward a better, more efficient online experience for both you and your students.
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Canvas Foundations: Getting Started

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NEW WORKSHOP: This workshop provides a foundational overview of basic features and functionality available in Canvas that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses.
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Canvas Tips & Tricks

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During this one-hour Canvas Tips & Tricks session, we will reveal and illustrate for you several lesser-known features and strategies that can help you more successfully and more efficiently manage your Canvas courses, and connect with your students.
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Managing Digital Distractions in the Classroom

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NEW WORKSHOP: Can you imagine your life without a computer or smartphone? They make our lives easier, more efficient, and more connected. Yet, in the classroom, many instructors ban digital devices because they turn into digital distractions or worse, a cheating tool. Student response to the ban? They sharpen their device hiding skills. At this workshop, we will discuss how to help students stay focused and use digital devices in a more productive way. You will leave this workshop with ideas and strategies on managing digital distractions in your class.
Banner 9 Custom Forms

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Training for Banner 9 Custom forms
Banner 9 Registration Demonstration

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Demonstration of the Ellucian Banner 9 Registration module
Banner 9 Training - Functional

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Functional training on Banner 9 Admin Pages (formally known as INB). Training is focused on functional office users.
Banner 9 Training - Power Users

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Banner 9 Training on Admin Pages (formally known as Banner INB). Training is targeted at power users on campus.
Camtasia - Level 1

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to record your interaction with a website or application, then polish your screen recording (screencast) with basic editing techniques and imported media. Please note: this workshop will be taught using Camtasia 9 (PC) but applies for Camtasia 3 (Mac) as well. You are welcome to bring your PC or Mac laptop loaded with the appropriate version of Camtasia to use during the workshop.
Camtasia - Level 2

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to plan and then enhance a screencast by adding behaviors, animations, transitions, table of contents, and quizzes. Please note: this workshop will be taught using Camtasia 9 (PC) but applies for Camtasia 3 (Mac) as well.
Cloud Storage Options at UTK (Faculty / Staff Focused)

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.
Creating Practice and Assessment Activities Using Adobe Captivate

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"Create engaging interactive practice and assessment activities with Adobe Captivate templates to deliver in class or on multiple devices (computer, iPad, phone). The focus includes an overview of how to use Captivate templates to design and develop interactive practice and assessment activities. The workshop will include samples of work that participants can then use to follow the visual process steps to create their own activities, their own classroom website, classroom presentations, etc. "
Cynap - Requested Topic

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Workshop for Strong Hall
Cynap and Technology in Your Classroom

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Drop-in at the top of any hour for a consultation on how to use any of the technology in your classroom. This includes hooking up your laptop to the projector, using the document camera, and how to use the WolfVision Cynap.
Digital Tools for Experiential Learning and Assessment - Part 1

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This two part series workshop will focus on digital tools that can be used to help monitor and enhance student success in experiential learning. Participants will be exposed to at least three software packages, (supported by RCS at UTK), that can be used to help engage students in experiential learning. Participants will gain an introduction to Qualtrics, Nvivo11, and ArcGIS Online. Surveys constructed in Qualtrics can be used to measure students’ experience. Nvivo11 software can be used to help explore and analyze student growth seen in journals, audio/video recordings and/or social media. Additionally, ESRI mapping software can be used to help the students record geographic details of their experience and report to peers through the use of Story Maps.
Digital Tools for Experiential Learning and Assessment - Part 2

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This two part series workshop will focus on digital tools that can be used to help monitor and enhance student success in experiential learning. Participants will be exposed to at least three software packages, (supported by RCS at UTK), that can be used to help engage students in experiential learning. Participants will gain an introduction to Qualtrics, Nvivo11, and ArcGIS Online. Surveys constructed in Qualtrics can be used to measure students’ experience. Nvivo11 software can be used to help explore and analyze student growth seen in journals, audio/video recordings and/or social media. Additionally, ESRI mapping software can be used to help the students record geographic details of their experience and report to peers through the use of Story Maps.
ePortfolios for Developing and Assessing Student Professional Competencies

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ePortfolios are being used in all disciplines of Higher Education for a variety of purposes: to showcase student work, to demonstrate student acquisition of essential competencies, to assess student learning, and to support students in preparing for the job market. In addition, ePortfolios are used by institutions to encourage students to participate in and record multi-disciplinary activities, and many departments use them as a discussion focus when identifying desired programmatic competencies and the artifacts that students should produce in each course to demonstrate acquisition of those competencies. This workshop will highlight how ePortfolios can be implemented for many of these purposes, the benefits and the theory and research behind their use, and the steps involved in initiating ePortfolios for your students, course, department, project, or for yourself! The Canvas ePortfolio tool will be demonstrated and participants will be given the opportunity to experiment with its features.
Improving Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results (SEO)

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your web site involves structuring your site in a manner that makes it easier for users to locate your web content. It allows users to find what they are searching for, accurately and quickly. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization: crawlers, relevance values, structure, etc. With you, we will evaluate your web site and make suggestions for optimizing your content for search engines. We will go over some of the tools used for this process and you will use them hands on.
Introduction to LiveOnLine@UT (Zoom)

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If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime, or require an alternative tool for video conferencing for administrative or teaching needs, you’ll want to learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). Zoom enables users to have interactive, high-quality video and audio conferences from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration.
iPads and Instruction

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Take an iPad for a spin! This class will be driven by you! What do you want to do: Become more efficient with your iPad? Add interactivity to your class? Learn organization tips? Engage your students? In this overview workshop, faculty and staff participants will discover and discuss basic mobile technology skills for creating and storing course content while adding collaboration and interaction to the teaching and learning environment. An Apple iPad 3 or other Apple device running iOS 10.3 or higher is required. If you do not have an iPad, one will be provided.
Mobile Learning Make and Take

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UTK Faculty and staff participants will use their course/departmental objectives and content, along with iPad apps, to develop content for instruction, presentation, collaboration and/or engagement. Faculty will need a digital copy of their course objective(s) and associated formative assessment. An Apple iPad 3 or other Apple device running iOS 10.3 or higher is required. If you do not have an iPad, one will be provided.
Office 365: SharePoint Overview

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Learn how to use common features in the Microsoft Office 365 version of SharePoint. Attendees will learn how to create sub sites, lists, and libraries. An emphasis will be placed on the differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint within Office 365
OIT New Staff Orientation

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OIT New Staff Orientation -- this section is limited to OIT new hires.
Open Consultations for Transition to Canvas

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We’re holding “office hours!” No appointment is necessary; just bring your questions about moving your courses to the new Canvas learning management system.
Overcoming Accessibility Barriers in Assessments

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This workshop illustrates how instructors can apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure that assessments are accessible, valid, and effective.
PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations

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THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding your voice to PowerPoint slides is a simple process that will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily record and narrate your slides, convert the file to a video format, upload the video to your UTK YouTube account, edit closed captions for accessibility, and share the YouTube link within Canvas.

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Prezi Tips for Conferences

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The focus of this workshop is to use Prezi for preparing conference presentations. Prezi allows presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a virtual canvas and makes your presentation more visually appealing. This workshop will show you how to share your Prezi with other collaborators, download a Prezi for use when you have limited access to the internet, and create infographics using Prezi.
TurningPoint 8 and Enhanced Learning Strategies (Advanced)

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Whether using clickers or mobile options (e.g., smartphones, tablets or laptops), polling with TurningPoint 8 provides several features to enhance student comprehension and classroom engagement. Faculty will explore question structuring supported by various learning strategies: peer instruction, team-based learning, agile teaching, gamification, active learning, etc. that implement critical thinking skills to increase student comprehension. This workshop is designed for those who’ve used TurningPoint in the past and would like to embrace its more advanced features. Faculty should bring the laptop device from which they will be teaching, if possible, and a ResponseCard NXT or QT device.
TurningPoint Basics

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Below are some of the benefits faculty have identified using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Effective Fall 2017, UTK transitioned to TurningPoint 8 which continues to feature polling with hand-held and mobile devices, but with a secure, centralized, web-based management of course rosters and assessment data.
Benefits:
  • Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
  • Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
  • Self-paced polling options
  • Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: smartphone, tablet, or a laptop computer
  • Integration with Canvas
  • Less overall cost for students
OIT and Turning Technologies provide training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint system. Be sure to bring your laptop to the training. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.
Understanding Augmented Reality for Knowledge Retention

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Looking for a way to enhance your students’ learning with real-life, immersive experiences? Augmented Reality (AR) may be the solution. AR is a growing tech trend that helps learners retain and expand their knowledge by overlaying virtual elements into the real world. It can be used to help learners retain course content and transfer its application to future situations and environments. In this IT Community of Practice session, we will explore basic AR concepts and applications that can be used to give students the “you are there” experience for problem solving, digital storytelling, instructional components, etc. Faculty will need a mobile device (iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.) Other visual elements will be demonstrated or provided, as needed.
Using OER Technologies to Create Copyright-free Learning Materials

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This workshop features technologies that can be used to find and create free and copyright-free Open Educational Resources (OER) to use as learning materials for your courses. We will highlight sources and technologies for copyright-free images, videos, textbooks, course units, and more. Bring your own laptop or tablet and come prepared to search for specific topics and locate materials that you can use and remix for your courses. If you will need to use an OIT-supplied laptop, please contact us prior to the workshop.
Using UDL to Improve Course Design (in Canvas and the Classroom)

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It’s been said that “that’s the way we’ve always done it” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. In this workshop, you’ll learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a structured approach to designing learning experiences that forms a practical, meaningful expansion of accessibility concepts. In this workshop, our UDL specialist will share from his experience as a UDL educator and researcher, provide some highlights from the recent UDL in Higher Ed conference put on the by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and generally support understanding about what UDL is, how you may get started with it in class or on Canvas, and will provide you with resources and strategies you can use immediately.
Video Captioning Basics

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This workshop provides instruction and practice in creating close captions for videos to make them accessible for all students.
What's New in LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)?

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Join us for this one-hour workshop and explore the latest updates in LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). The Spring 2018 agenda includes topics such as working with video layout options and engaging emoticons for on-screen feedback. We’ll discuss these topics and much more! Pre-requisite: Experience with scheduling and leading Zoom meetings. If you register for an online version of this workshop, the workshop instructor will email you a Zoom meeting link the day before the workshop.
WolfVision Cynap

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Bring your own device (BYOD) using the Wolfvision Cynap, available in some classrooms across campus. The Wolfvision Cynap allows instructors and students to wirelessly connect to the Cynap device to present, annotate, record, and take notes. The Cynap works with most devices including Android or iPad tablets, smart phones, and laptops. The Cynap includes an onboard web browser for those days you forget your laptop and the ability to have multiple devices connected at a time, making it easier to switch between different inputs, like the document camera and your computer. Instructors can control who can connect, making student presentations easier to arrange. Come learn about the future of your classroom as these devices are installed in more rooms each year.